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Today's News

  • SOUDER: The best of both worlds? For Miley, yes -- for Tiger and Brit, no?

    If you have a 6-to-14-year-old girl that lives in your house, you are no doubt well aware of the popular Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana.

    For those who are not blessed with a young girl at home, allow me to enlighten you. The premise of the show is that the main character, Miley Stewart (played by actress Miley Cyrus), is a very talented singer that could make it big in the music industry.

  • Gentry promoted to sergeant

    Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry has been promoted to sergeant and was sworn in Wednesday at the police station by Judge Donna Dutton.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty, who was present at the ceremony, said Gentry's promotion was well-deserved.

    "He's a good police officer and an asset to the community," he said.

    Gentry, a Shelbyville native, has been with the department for nearly seven years. Before that, he was a police officer in New Orleans, from 1999 to 2003.

    He has a daughter, Kaycie Gentry, and a finance, Myrranda Baker.

  • Looking Back: January 22, 2009

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Shelbyville Police reports: Jan. 21, 2010

    DUI

    Gerardo Vazquez Garcia, 33, of 2189 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 16 on Washington Street between 4th and 5th Streets and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, first offense, no operator's license, reckless driving, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and failure to wear a seat belt.

    Traffic-related

  • EARLIER: Smoking debate reaches Shelbyville restaurants

    As a major tobacco producing state, Kentucky has been slow to adjust to smoke-free laws that have swept through other cities and states across the nation. But the notion of a healthier state is slowly making its way across the commonwealth. Metro areas like Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort have gone smoke-free in restaurants and bars, and smaller cities have started to follow suit. In fact, all of Oldham County went smoke-free in 2007.

  • A fabulous 5

    In 2009, Shelby Countians faced significant issues that affected their lives and their futures. Many stepped forward to lead, to create and the minister. Here are the stories of five whose special accomplishments were exemplary for the bygone year.

    Bobby Hudson, President and CEO of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was instrumental in an effort that almost brought Harley-Davidson to our hometown.

  • A change of decades can't come too soon -- or can it?

    The TV weathercaster gave a smile to the screen last week and warned us, “We’re about to have the snowstorm of the decade,” a comment so clever it sailed right over the heads of his fellow anchors.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 15, 2010

    Martin Luther King Day closings

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools, public offices and banks will be closed in observance of the holiday.

    MLK Day events:

    •    The Shelby County Ministers Coalition will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service 1 p.m. Monday at the St. John United Methodist Church on north 10th Street.

  • Three graduate from drug court

    Three participants have graduated from the Shelby County Drug Court Program.

    The graduation, held Friday, included recognition of both the graduates and Community Partners, as well as guests, by Judge Charles Hickman. Program Supervisor Elizabeth Nichols introduced the Drug Court Team, and Case Specialist Grace Hall presented Community Certificates of Appreciation.

    Recovery Coordinator C.L. Jordan concluded the program with closing remarks.

     

  • Horses’ owner says they are fine

    Two horses that have been the subject of community concern are doing fine, their owner says.

    The owner of the animals, Mike Hope, said he is not guilty of neglecting his horses, a concern that has been voiced by his neighbors.